Environment Minister Kęstutis Navickas says that Karmenu Vella, the EU commissioner in charge of environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, has assured him that the European Commission supports Lithuania in raising safety issues at the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which Belarus is building just 50 kilometers from Vilnius.
Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus
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